Welcome to AUSPS. Our goal is to provide members with articles of interest and useful information about Austrian philately and to help you with collecting Austria and Austria-related areas. Our hope is you will be encouraged to visit often, join a forum to discuss items of interest to you and help the society grow by sharing what you have discovered in your journey down the road of stamp collecting.
AUSPS was predated by the Austria Philatelic Society of New York, which was formed in New York City in 1948. The New York group published a quarterly bulletin and held regular meetings in New York for the local members. The group faded away circa 1975, as founding members passed away.
To our knowledge, the only other English-speaking Austria collector group is the Austrian Philatelic Society baseds in the United Kingdom. They publish an excellent quarterly journal and we maintain friendly working relationship them as we grow our U.S.-based group.
Our club is open for membership to all who have an interest in Austria philately and who are at least eighteen years of age.
From our Charter
We are a nonprofit social organization for the research, study and enjoyment of Austria philately. Our society is open for membership to all who have an interest in Austria philately and who are at least eighteen years of age.
1. Serves as a focal point for collectors of Austria philately who wish to study Austria, share philatelic interests, and/or participate in any of the society’s activities.
2. Publishes a society journal four times a year, containing articles with color images, information of interest to the beginner, intermediate and specialist collector of Austria philately. The journal also serves as a forum for communication among members.
3. Conducts at least one society auction of Austrian and Austria area related philatelic materials per year for the benefit of society members.
4. If requested by the membership, establish a philatelic library of information relating to Austrian philately for the use and benefit of society members.
5. Maintain a web site to make available Austrian-related philatelic information, current items of interest, and to serve as a forum for society members.
6. If requested by members, establish a sales circuit for the members to buy and sell Austrian-related philatelic material.
7. Maintain a mentor program available for members wishing assistance in the pursuit of their collecting of Austrian philately.
8. Establish additional programs, activities and services requested and supported by society members.